You see, it's like the prison system. Liberals in Fairfax tolerate it, as long as "it" is located down here in Southwest Virginia, where we - the great unwashed - live. Can't be havin' those scummy, smelly prisoners being warehoused down the street from their favorite Whole Foods store, for God's sake. Why, what would the proximity do to the flavor of that Allegro coffee?
Same with coal. They profess a hatred for it. But that doesn't stop them from consuming great quantities of it to power their air-conditioned electric golf carts (you think I'm kidding). Electricity is good. It can stay. Coal is bad. It has to be used ... elsewhere.
Which brings us to petroleum(!!!).
Does this reek of liberal hypocrisy, or what?
Obama: Drill, Brazil, Drill!Obama is on record as hating petroleum. As evidenced by the fact that he has virtually shut down any exploration in this country. He hates it, that is, until it squirts from the BP pump into his chauffeur-driven limousine. Then he's a big fan.
Investor's Business Daily editorial
While leaving U.S. oil and jobs in the ground, our itinerant president tells a South American neighbor that we'll help it develop its offshore resources so we can one day import its oil. WHAT?!?
[I]n the process of making nice with Brazil, Obama made a mind-boggling announcement that should make even his most loyal supporter cringe:
We will help Brazil develop its offshore oil so we can one day import it.
Now, with a seven-year offshore drilling ban in effect off of both coasts, on Alaska's continental shelf and in much of the Gulf of Mexico — and a de facto moratorium covering the rest — Obama tells the Brazilians:
"We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you're ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers." [link]
Me? I'm thinking we put up an oil-drilling derrick in his Chicago neighborhood. Right next to a power plant. Which sits atop a maximum security prison. I want to hear the man howl.
He, and they, are, if nothing else, entertaining.